I hate every single picture of me, and my DH is horrible at portraits. So I am curious how would I set things up to do a good self portrait? I'm limited in hardware just have what came with the camera (18-55mm lens and the body) and a tripod.
* Amanda *
Get creative! Whether you use the mirror or just turn the camera and shoot...
Try to come up with something different - I tend to dislike the "posed" pics of myself.
However, if you want to practice something standard, set up a stuffed animal around the place where you will have your face/eye and use that to set your focus. You can then knock it out of the way and jump in it's place while the timer is beeping. It takes some practice, but it's fun to try it out and see what you come up with
Here's mine ... set up in front of two windows in my living room. I'm on our ottoman.
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It's funny you posted about this when I did some selfies this morning!!
I got a new backdrop stand yesterday and was checking out how easy it was to set-up. No one else was around, so I decided to try to get some better shots of myself.
I set up my backdrop at a 45 degree angle to a large window in the kitchen, put the camera on my tripod, and used an extra light stand I had to catch focus. I put the light stand where I wanted to be in the photo, locked focus, switched the lens to manual focus, and hit the shutter with a 10 second timer. After I started the timer, I moved the light stand and sat in it's place. This method actually worked A LOT better than with my remote shutter release (which I'm unable to locate at this exact moment, hence the click and run method). I took about 30 pictures and ended up with two I like and were in decent enough focus. Not creative, but I do have others I'm thinking about editing that were a bit more 'original'. But, I tend to not like photos of myself, so I may be too picky.
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I really need to do a new sp as well. I don't have a remote shutter so I do the 'set the timer and run' method too.
Love that green background, Jennifer and that 2nd shot is really nice (they both are, but I love the 2nd one).
I played around a bit today, hope to get some PP done on them, still lots I don't like, guess I just have to practice, practice, practice.
Jennifer I think your portraits are beautiful.
* Amanda *